Monday, March 27, 2017

West Bank

  • The Qalandiya Festival and the Limits of Artistic Activism | October 10, 2016
    “It has been an adventure to arrive at this moment,” began Aline Khoury, the media coordinator for the third Qalandiya International Festival (QIF). It is easy to see what she means. The event took two years to organise. Exhibits are hundreds of miles apart. One of the venues, the West Bank, is subject to a foreign occupation. .....
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  • Here’s what pro-Trump Israeli campaigners think about Palestine | September 07, 2016
    The Palestine Monitor spoke to ROI co-chairman Marc Zell to find out what motivated the Israeli pro-Trump lobby, and what a Trump victory would mean for Palestine. As an American-born lawyer who now lives in the illegal settlement Alon Shvut in the Southern West Bank, Marc repeatedly used the term ‘Judea-Samaria’ to refer to the area, and made it.......
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  • West Bank violence spikes | November 23, 2015
    A Palestinian woman has been shot and killed by Israeli forces following an alleged stabbing attempt Monday morning. Another Palestinian woman was wounded and apprehended. .....
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  • LIVE UPDATES: 13.10.2015 | October 13, 2015
    Tuesday sees violent tensions escalate across the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel, as protests against the occupation sweep the West Bank East Jerusalem, and Gaza. Since Oct. 1, 29 Palestinians have been killed, at least 55 Palestinians injured with live fire, and 77 injured by rubber-coated steel bullets. .....
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  • Israeli Police Close off Jerusalem’s Old City | October 04, 2015
    Israeli police have closed off the Old City of Jerusalem to Palestinians for 48 hours after two Israelis were killed and three injured in one confirmed and one alleged stabbing attack. The Israeli army announced that only Israeli citizens, residents of the area, tourists, business people and students of the Old City are permitted to enter. .....
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  • Football Under Occupation | July 30, 2013
    When FIFA President Sepp Blatter called on Israel earlier this month to ease travel restrictions placed on players of the Palestinian National Football team, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Blatter not to make football a political tool.Palestinian football players have never had the luxury of asking Israeli authorities to separate.......... .....
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  • Israeli settlement policy poised for further aggressiveness | April 24, 2013
    The new Israeli government Netanyahu-Lapid-Bennet-Lieberman coalition is set to pursue the most aggressive West Bank settlement building policies to date. Having settlers within the government cabinet is not a new phenomenon, but the current batch of ministers marks the highest percentage of settlers, not to mention the most radical. .....
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  • G4S: Privatizing security and profiting from the Israeli occupation | March 28, 2013
    G4S (formerly G4S Securior) is the world’s largest security company and third largest private sector employer, with its headquarters based in Crawley, England and over 657,000 employees around the world.  It also actively profits off of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Most recently, G4S Israel—the Israeli branch of G4S—has come under fire... .....
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  • OCHA: Over 400 Palestinians injured at the end of February | March 07, 2013
    During the week of February 19 until February 25, there have been 440 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces, according to OCHA’s latest report. OCHA’s weekly summary of events documented the injuries that took place during violent clashes between Israeli forces and protestors who demonstrated against the death of Arafat Jaradat in Megiddo... .....
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  • European Union double standards regarding Israeli settlements | January 28, 2013
    Following the announcement that Israel planned to expand settlements to the highly contentious E-1 area between Jerusalem and Ramallah, the foreign ministers of the 27 European Union (EU) states decried the continuous settlement building.   The statement issued in October announced, “The European Union is deeply dismayed by and strongly opposes... .....
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